Manuel Luque

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Goal blood pressure (BP) was defined by the Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) and the World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) as <140 mm Hg systolic and <90 mm Hg diastolic for the general and <130 mm Hg systolic and <85 mm Hg(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study assessed the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among the elderly population of Spain. DESIGN Based on a nationally representative sample of 4009 individuals aged 60 years, two sets of six blood pressure measurements were obtained by trained observers at each subject's home, using standardized methods.(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged air travel and the associated immobilization are risk factors for venous thromboembolism. The occurrence of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) under these circumstances is referred to as economy class syndrome. We assessed the incidence of symptomatic PTE in passengers on long-haul flights arriving at Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain,(More)
Bayesian networks (BNs) and influence diagrams (IDs) are probabilistic graphical models that are widely used for building diagnosis- and decision-support expert systems. Explanation of both the model and the reasoning is important for debugging these models, alleviating users' reluctance to accept their advice, and using them as tutoring systems. This paper(More)
Giving useful recommendations to students to improve collaboration in a learning experience requires tracking and analyzing student team interactions, identifying the problems and the target student. Previously , we proposed an approach to track students and assess their collaboration, but it did not perform any decision analysis to choose a recommendation(More)
Diabetes, one of the most common endocrine diseases worldwide, results from complex pathophysiological mechanisms that are not fully understood. Adipose tissue is considered a major endocrine organ and plays a central role in the development of diabetes. The identification of the adipose tissue-derived factors that contribute to the onset and progression of(More)
Lung cancer is a very frequent tumor in the developed world and the leading cause of cancer death, with non-small cell lung cancer being the most prevalent type and with most difficult prognosis. In this paper we present a decision support system built for finding the optimal selection of tests and therapy for each patient. The system basically consists of(More)
PURPOSE Arterial hypertension is an insulin-resistant condition that has been associated with an increased incidence of diabetes. We assessed the prevalence of glucose abnormalities in a population of patients with essential hypertension. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 420 consecutively referred essential hypertensive patients were studied at 16(More)
Olmesartan medoxomil is a new angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) which exhibits pleiotropic effects that are not fully understood. Our aims were: i) to determine the effect of Olmesartan medoxomil on blood pressure, lipid profile and renal functionality in moderately hypertensive patients with non-controlled blood pressure, ii) to determine if(More)